The weather couldn’t have been better for a ride. It was 65 degrees when I started and 76 when I finished, low humidity and a little cloudy.
It’s been over a year since I’ve been downtown. I couldn’t believe how it had changed. You literally can’t turn your head without seeing some new development. Much of today’s post will be about the new development.
I started at Tuttle Park and headed south on the Olentangy Bike Trail until I got downtown. The first picture is of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum which is under construction and supposed to open this summer. It’s a beautiful building.
This is a new addition to the Scioto Mile. It’s Coleman’s Pointe. Mayor Coleman was an avid bike rider and was instrumental in adding a lot of bike trails around the city. I actually encountered him one time when I was on a ride and said “hi.”
In the background you can see the tents going up for the Columbus Arts Festival which starts June 8, 2018 (tomorrow).
Stopped briefly at the fountains.
New construction at Front Street & Main Street.
Construction on High Street south of Broad Street.
Rich Street and 3rd.
Now we’re north of Broad Street on High Street.
We’re in the Short North now. The Short North is getting a tremendous amount development including a lot of infrastructure updates. High Street is torn up as are the sidewalks. It will be nice when it’s done but it’s a mess now.
North of the Short North now.
New branch library.
In the University District now.
The remainder of the pictures are of the Ohio State University North Residential District. It’s a huge construction project that has been going on for years. It’s north of Woodruff, south of Lane Avenue and west of High Street. I mentioned in my May 9, 2015 post.
Taylor Tower on the right (not new).
Back to Tuttle.